Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Ham Salad in a Pinch

4 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 4 Comments

I am seriously on reserves in my house. The fridge is EMPTY. I don’t even have a bag of spinach or baby carrots, 2 things I’m rarely without.

Thankfully my pantry is normally pretty stocked and that includes my freezer. I pulled out a baked ham for dinner the other night and have frozen bags of peas and broccoli for backups.

My family loves ham. I know it’s not the least process meat choice out there but it’s lean, quick, easy and a total crowd pleaser. We make one about 1-2 times a month and love the leftovers for quick lunches.

The boys just eat it cubed, but yesterday I decided to have a little fun. Using just a few ingredients…

Ham Salad in a Pinch - the ingredients

Ham Salad in a PinchI made a yummy ham salad that tasted totally indulgent, but it’s super light!

Here’s what I did…

  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 2 oz cooked ham cut into small cubes
  • 2 wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Garlic and Herb
  • 1 tsp Whole Grain Mustard (5g)
  • Dried Parsley for Sprinkling

Put the frozen peas in a cup with some hot tap water while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. They will defrost in moments and be ready to eat.

Put all the ingredients in a small bowl. (note: I added my second wedge of cheese after I took the photo)

Ham Salad in a Pinch - step 1

Combine well.

Ham Salad in a Pinch - step 2


This wold be great in a pita, on a lettuce wrap, or even an english muffin, but alas, I had none of those things. All I could find was an aging cucumber leftover from Thanksgiving. Yeah, Thanksgiving. It was on it’s last legs so I sliced what I could of it up and used it to serve my fun lunch.

Ham Salad in a Pinch - all done

The sprinkle of parsley brought it all together. :) In my opinion, pretty food is satisfying food.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
180 7g 2g old: 4 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
4g 3g 8g 17g

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    December 8, 2012

    prints out 4 pages but 2 are blank. No recipe

    Beverly Kendrick

    December 8, 2012

    I don't use baby carrots. Many people believe they are good for you. They are just sugar. I will use regular carrots and cut them. I usually have frozen peas on hand. i will buy cream cheese on special and walk to my herbs growing in my living room and snip some garlic chives from my plants. I will make my own mayo too. Thank you for the recipe. Bev

    Jo Anna

    December 8, 2012

    Looks lovely Roni ! They taught us in culinary school that we eat with our eyes first ! Very WW friendly. We love your brain.


    December 8, 2012

    Renelle - I just tested it. Worked fine. Did you use the print button on the top/bottom of the post?